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questions. a special edition of "nightline: syria, a dictator speaks," begins right now. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 7th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. and tonight, we bring you a special edition of "nightline." in a major network exclusive, abc's barbara wealters is just back from another arab country seemingly on the brink of overtloug another dictator. syria. barbara is the first allowed access to the country since a nine-month-old revolution began. she was invited there to conduct an extraordinary interview with the embattled syrian president, bashar al assad, accused of a brutal crackdown that's taken at least 4,000 lives. barbara, welcome home. >> thank you. >> reporter: you sat with saddam hussein, mubarak, gadhafi. how does this man compare? >> very different. he's not a wild, crazy person, at least that's the way gadhafi seemed to us. he is kaup. he is soft spoken. he is articulate. he speaks very good english. there were no ground ru
, "bbc world news." >> hello and welcome. here are the headlines. 200 dead in two days in syria. the u.s. says president bashar al-assad must leave power. the jail sentence for the australian teenager convicted of murdering this indian students. the england football captain is facing criminal charges after allegedly racially abusing an opponent. faced book is ordered to tighten up privacy rules. >> broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. the united states has renewed its call for syria's president to leave power. it comes as sources in serious opposition groups claiming the number of people who have died is much higher than estimates given by the united nations. the group's -- there is evidence that 6000 people have been killed since the uprising. >> though violence is obviously getting worse. these pictures being sent in from ordinary people across syria. syrian opposition says 250 people have died since monday alone. these pictures are thought to be from the idlib in the northwest. there has been an organized massacre, the opposition claims. they have switched
at 9:00 and a number two tomorrow morning on c-span-3. next up, hearing looking and syria. over 5000 people have died in syria, including 300 children, as protests and violent clashes continued. the united nations human rights council says syria should be investigated by the international criminal court. >> the subcommittee will come to order. as has been well documented, the human rights being -- human rights violations being perpetrated in damascus are horrifying. we have documented some of the rest of calling him widespread human rights abuses witnessed in -- some of the of the most appalling and widespread human rights abuses witnessed in the past decade. abuse, murder, sexual violence, torture, and the abuse and murder of children. witnesses report the torture, abuse and rape of children no more than 15. one military defector stated that he decided to defect after witnessing the shooting of a 2- year-old girl by an officer who affirmed that he did not want her to grow into a demonstrator. the english language does not have words strong enough to adequately condemn the horrifying
. according to the u.n. high commissioner of human rights, the civilian death toll in syria now exceeds 5000 the number of children killed as more than 300. no responsible nation can sit by and allow this to testable display of depravity to continue. today's hearing however was called to examine u.s. policy. several months ago, the subcommittee of the privilege of hearing assistant secretary spelman and posner discuss the obama administration's human rights policies towards iran and syria. since that hearing, the administration has taken a number of steps on syria for which it deserves credit. although it took far too much time and at least 1900 dead syrian citizens, the administration has finally come out and called for a share all assad's departure from power on august 18. it also implemented sanctions against the government of syria and various high-ranking syrian regime authorities, many of which have been mirrored by our allies abroad. unfortunately i fear this is not enough. syria currently stands on the precipice of a full scale civil war. recent reports suggest that the ranks of the
in today's in syria. the u.s. says president assad must leave power. chinese authorities appear to make concessions in order to end a standoff with protesting villagers. the england football captain john kerry is to face criminal charges after racially abusing an opponent. looking for a big payout, spain gets a new government that awaits the result of the world's biggest lottery. it is 10:00 in singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, this is "newsday." >> the united states has renewed its course for the syrian president to leave power. sources in the syrian opposition groups are claiming the number of people who have died is much higher than estimates by the united nations. more than 6000 civilians have been killed since the uprising began in march. >> the violence is obviously getting worse. these pictures are being sent in by ordinary people. even if they cannot all be verified for -- even if they cannot all be verified. 200 people have died since monday. these pictures are thought to be from italy, in the northwest, whe
, "bbc world news." >> condemning syria posed a bird cracked on. the u.n. demands an end to gross and systematic violations against anti-government protesters. diplomats from iran's embassy in london and drive back in iran. stock markets enjoyed their best week for almost three years. welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers around the globe. coming up later for the, russia's public servants' luxury lifestyle. report on the epidemic of corruption and greed. how modern technology proved this painting was by rembrandt. the top human rights body at the united nations accused syria of gross and systematic violations in the suppression of protesters. a resolution passed by the u.n. human rights council has been described as the toughest of there. it demands the immediate end to the violence, the release of political prisoners, and the suspension of the security forces suspected of abuses. from a symbol, we report. >> a standoff in northwestern syria. at the moment, there is no shooting. "we don't fear your soldiers or your militia." it was similar in other towns. they are calling
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that is absolutely committed to peaceful transition in syria. we are talking about mainly the syrian national council and other organizations. these are organizations that are absolutely determined to do their best to avoid civil war. that is the main event right now. it is those organizations and it is their relationships with the ongoing arab league initiative. this is the main game in town right now. >> so this went from peaceful calls for reform to a growing armed insurgency into what could eventually evolve into a civil war. the allies of assad are russia and china and they blocked you and security council condemnation of damascus. however the united states aligned with the european union, in sanctions imposed on the syrian government seemed to be having some what of an impact in oil revenue, in terms of foreign investment that has been halted, deterioration of the tourism economy of syria. >> i think we are talking about sanctions, first of all truth in advertising. my colleagues in the department of treasury are the real experts on this. we have identified over time basically seven categories
> this is bashar al-ass"bbc wos america." syria's president strikes back. he says he is not responsible for the recent bloodshed. >> i did my best to tell people you should not go guilty would you did your best. you do not feel guilty when you do not kill people. inote ling for oa rev- russia. the recent president said the recent vote should be in a live boy. coming home. we travel to fort hood, texas, where the joye is tinge with sacrifice. withhe joy is tinged sacrifice. welcome to our viewers on pbs, america, and around the globe. during the past nine months the people of syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government, and over 4000 have paid with their life. in rare television interview with barbara walters, the syrian president, bashar al-assad, flatly denied he ordered the use of brutality. instead blaming the violence on others. paul would starts the coverage -- paul woods starts the coverage. >> day after day unarmed syrian protectors have come out to face machine guns, snipers, and army vehicles. the costs so far is 4000 dead mom. . but i
at marseille. syria's president denies ordering his troops to kill anti-government protesters appeared >> more protests and russia following sunday's election. and protests in tripoli again. it is 12:00 a.m. -- it is 12:00 p.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london. >> eurozone leaders are heading to marseille on thursday for a crucial two-day summit in brussels. they are gathering for the annual conference of the epp. they want to love the smaller eurozone nations, like ireland who have already expressed doubt. >> they will be heard in the french port of marseille. the u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner is here at the end of a grand tour of europe. last night, he met with mary. -- with mariano majo. they sent a letter to rompoy. it is a new treaty with penalties to break deficit targets, committing governments to balance budgets. it rejects the half measures of a treaty amendment. also included is a proposal for a financial transaction tax. the british prime tester has vowed he will block any changes that threaten -- the british prime minister has already vowed will block any chang
are the headlines. syria's president denies ordering his troops to kill anti- government protesters. >> under pressure, britain's prime minister fault -- calls for a referendum on europe. vladimir putin is certain he will stand for the presidency. >> this is newsday. ♪ hello, there. we start in syria where president bashar al-assad has insisted he has not ordered the killing of any protesters during his government's brutal crackdown more than 4000 people have lost their lives during a nine-month democracy uprising. in a rare interview, president assad said that any leader who would kill his own people would be crazy. >> the day after day, unarmed syrian protesters come out to use -- to face machine guns, snipers, and armored vehicles. the cost so far is 4000 dead. but in his abc interview, ,assd denies killing his own. >> we do not kill our own. no government in the world kill its people, unless it is led by a crazy person. for me to my became president because of public support. -- for me, i became president because of public support. >> in the city of homms, rashida catalogs her losses. h
this hour. the united nations says that syria should be refused -- should be sent to the international criminal court. there is a decision to veto the new treaty, but the coalition is divided. >> can that is the first country to withdraw from the kyoto protocol. as u.s. soldiers go home from iraq, barack obama says that they are leaving with dignity and with their heads held high. >> it is 2:00 in the morning here in london. broadcasting around the world, welcome to newsday. >> hello, and welcome. the united nations human rights chief says that she believes more than 5000 people have been killed in syria in anti- government protests. more than 5000 have gone to other countries since the demonstrations began. >> based on the evidence and the widespread nature of the killings and the detention, and the torture, i felt that this constituted crimes against humanity. and i recommended these should be referred to the international criminal court. >> it was the most horrible weekend we have had in the security council. she has cataloged more than 5000 people killed, the situation is deteriora
the arab league got a firsthand look today at open rebellion in syria. the arab officials journeyed to the battered city of homs, where the military pulled back and up to 70,000 protesters turned out. we begin our coverage with this report from independent television news, narrated by alex thomson. >> reporter: the arab league delegation, possibly all that now stands between syria and civil war, hearing it straight from the people of homz. they beg the observers to come to a district that has seen heavy fighting here. they're led by this man. and the observers seem to mean business. they went. they got here, too. "we want the president executed" they chant. tens of thousands gathered to protest here peacefully against the regime. the regime which had already pulled heavy armor out of the ancient city very publicly before the observers arrived. and after that, volleys of tear gas from the syrian army trying but failing to stop people reaching today's mass rally in town. >> we withdrew early but the rest of the time we're hidden in government buildings in the area. we feel very optimi
'brien. syria opposes president strikes back with his first interview in the western media. he says he is not responsible for the most recent bloodshed. >> i did my best to protect the people. you feel sorry for the lives the you have lost. you don't feel guilty. >> calling for revolts in russia. after days of protests, only gorbachev says the recent elections should be null and void. and coming home, as the last u.s. combat troops leave iraq, we travel to fort hood, texas, where the joy is changed with sacrifice. -- tinged with sacrifice. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. during the past nine months, the people of syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government. many have paid with their lives. in a television interview with barbara walters, the syrian president assad denied that he ordered the use of brutality, blaming the violence on others. pole starts our coverage. >> with astonishing bravery, protesters have come out day after day to face machine guns, snipers, and armored vehicles. the cost so far is 4000 dead. in his interview wi
>> of the arab league monitors syria, heavy shelling is killed at least 20 people. a veteran chinese dissident jailed for 10 years for his online political activities. a memorial for nigeria's christmas day church bombing. welcome to bbc world news, broadcasting on pbs in america and around the globe. stabbings anan lond's s stst fafausus shopping street t o oo ee busiest days ofofheheear. and forest fires force hundreds to flee their homes. the first group of arab league observers have arrived in syria to curb violence in the country. opposition leaders are urging the group to go straight away to the city on monday, where 20 people were killed by heavy shelling. the french foreign ministry says it supports the call from the opposition. >> this is what the activists want the arab observers and the world to see. unverifiable but hard to fake image as posted on the internet of what they say is the destruction caused by shelling of residential areas in the third biggest city. they also showed pictures that are too gruesome for us to broadcast of the bleeding corpses of the leas
of questions in pakistan. now to syria where the united nations says the 5000 people have been killed in the government crackdown on protesters that began in march. and still, the international community isn't speaking with one voice. moscow's foreign minister angrily accused the west of taking had a moral stance by pressuring the president while not condemning the armed extremist groups trying to oust him. for more, a senior fellow at the hoover institute. thank you for joining me. the 5000 people dead since march. the russians say that it is the west that is immoral, not speaking up for the president. there is no consensus? >> it was only 10 days ago that the united nations estimated that 4000 people had been killed since the rebellion erupted in syria. we added 1000 people in the last few days. 1500 people have died in the epicenter of this fight between the book tour, the regime, and his population. libya let us astray. it we thought libya would be the example the before and rescue mission would come to syria and alas, we know better. >> the numbers seem to have increased. what is
. >> in a and a in a few moments a hearing on u.s. policy toward syria. for each of the commissioners, do you believe that employs, professional staff of the nrc have experienced intimidation, hostile or offensive conduct on behalf of the chairman, by the chairman, anything that would be considered to be intimidating, hostile or offensive by the chairman, any professional staff experience that? vs. >> yes. >> yes. >> yes. >> ladies and gentlemen that is the definition of a. russ: . i hope that we can all agree that is why we voted in the statute. the united nations estimates more than 5000 people have been killed in protests against the government of syrian resident bashar al-assad. up next the house foreign affairs subcommittee hears about these administrations syrian policy from the state department's release coordinator. this is an hour and a half. [inaudible conversations] the subcommittee will come to order. i want to wish everyone good morning and i want to welcome all of my colleagues to this hearing on subcommittee on the middle east and south asia. and the chairman. as has been well-document
calling for peace and justice. >>> and city under siege in syria. a bloody christmas sunday as arab league observers go in and try to end the deadly crackdown. >>> and it's like christmas part two. hoping it will be a christmas black morning. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. this is monday, december 26th. i hope some of you are watching from home. >> did you get back from toronto okay? >> i did. boxing day. >> like the black friday of canada. >> right. good shopping. a lot of news right now. >> right. eight days to go m s ts to go ba caucuses, paul steinhauser is live with us in des moines, iowa this morning. hi, paul. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. quiet over the weekend. things pick up today and one week to go until the iowa caucuses. the first contest in the primary caucus calendar. this is a poll that came out friday afternoon. the most recent poll here. people are likely to go to the iowa gop caucuses. three-way traffic jam at the top. ron paul at 21%. mitt romney, former massachusetts governor, 20%. newt gingrich 19%. basically it's upgrabs here in io
abducted, tortured, and murdered. syria's strongman, bashar al assad, rules just like his father did, with intimidation and brutality so complete that no one is safe, not even children. before you hear what assad is now saying about 13-year-old hamza al qatib, you need to see what became of this little boy. we should warn you, though, it's tough to take. this is what his body looked like when security forces returned hamza his parents a month after they arrested him during a protest. there are burn marks over his body, scars, signs of beatings. his genitals are mutilated. again, this was a 13-year-old boy taken off the streets, held for nearly a month, defiled, and dumped on his justifiably horrified and terrorized family. i want you to see what bashar al assad said when asked by abc news's barbara walters about hamza. a portion of the interview airing today on "good morning america." >> you have seen these pictures, have you not? >> no, but i -- >> is this news to you? >> no, no, no, it's not news. i met with his father, with the father of that child. and he said that he wasn't tort
the international pressure that's been heaped on syria. still no sign the violent crackdown of protesters has now come to the end as well. >> what is it a new area of location? and they have said they are willing to negotiate. a warning this report does have some stressing images. >> this was security council's defining moment on syria. in october a vote on a european resolution condemning the violence and opening the door to sanctions. it was vetos by russia and china chambering any outside action would make the situation worse. until now russia has circulated a different version of its test. >> in council this takes into account regard to the violence and the need to uphold human rights and with regard to expediting forms. >> this amateur video shows civilians shot by government forces. the u.n. says more than 5,000 people have been killed since the uprising and the government could be guild. there are fears of civil war. the deteriorating situation has convinced security council members they cannot stay slate. they want to make it tougher. crucially, spelling out there can be no equivalent bet
rights chief says she believes that more than 5,000 people have been killed in syria and anti-government protests. she estimates that 40,000 syrians have been detained and more fled to neighboring countries. >> and it's based on the evidence and the widespread nature of the killings, the torture, i felt that these were crimes against humanity. and i recommended they should be referred to the international common court. >> as one colleague said it was the most horrifying briefing we have had in the security council over the last two years. she cataloged more than 5,000 people killed. a situation that is deteriorating with a military build up in homes. tens of thousands of rapes and more. >> and from the united nations and the security government press and with local elections despite the situation. and we have this report from neighboring turkey. >> syria is a country divided between those who voted and those who are still fighting. and then those who chose to protest. with elections mocked by holding one of their own. and in hammer they protested in a more conventional way. he
. the iran threat reduction act and iran-north korea-syria reform and modernization act and i urge my colleagues to vote yes on both. we know from history that ignoring the threats of leaders, ignoring their building up of capabilities to threaten the rest of the world, is done so at great peril and at great cost. . i urge my colleagues to support this important piece of legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: could i ask how much time all parties have remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio has 93/4 minutes. the gentleman from california has six minutes. and the gentlelady from florida has 3 1/2 minutes. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: i ask unanimous consent to include in the record an article from "arms control association" which states that the i.a.e.a. board resolution avoided direct censure of iran and did not declare iran to be in noncompliance with its activities. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. my mr. kucinich: my friend from oregon mentioned the question of oil
out of syria tonight, reportedly showing tanks, snipers and artillery units pounding away at neighborhoods, voubded by thousands of troops, all this quhil simultaneously observers from the arab league are arriving in dmas cass to verify that president bashar al assad is keeping his promise to dial back the violence, start talks with the opposition and let aid workers lend a hand. before showing this next video, i really do want to warn you, it is very hard to watch. you may want to turn away but it underscores the sharp contrast between the two different versions of what is going on here. this is video claiming to show the aftermath of an artillery strike today on the city of homs. there are more than just the one body you see here, but it's simply too gory to show. as always, we cannot independently confirm the facts of this video because the syrian regime will not let us see for ourselves, but take a look. [ gunfire ] these are the streets of a neighborhood. the gunfire in homs is reportedly non-stop now. some witnesses say it seems as if government troops are basically
out of syria tonight. reportedly showing tanks, snipers and artillery units pounding away at neighborhoods surrounding by thousands of troops. while observes of the arab league are arriving in damascus to verify beshear al assad is keeping his promise to dial back the violence, start talks with the opposition and let aide workerlend a hand. >>> before showing this next video i really do want to warn you it is very hard to watch. you may want to turn away. it underscores the sharp contrast between the two different versions of what is going on here. this is video claiming to show the aftermath of an artillery strike today on the city of hanms. there are more than just the one body you see here. it's too gori y to show. take a look. [ gunfire ] >> these are streets of a neighborhood. the gunfire in homs is reportedly nonstop now. some witnesses say it seems as if government troops are basically racing to wit out the opposition before observing can arrive. the worst appears to be happening in baba amr southwest of the central part of homs. it's not clear whether arab league o
of the magazine said while the arab spring protests stood out, protests around the world in russia, syria, downtown new york made headlines collectively throughout the year. >> we decided in the end rather than pick on any one individual or small group, we would go for -- >> runners up include congresswoman ron paul -- paul ryan, i should say and kate middleton. >> by there is no denying injuries, broken femur, blood clots in the legs. is the alleged violence at famu an isolated incident or entire culture? one of the accuser's attorneys joins us next. >>> first, meet today's rock stars. these new york sanitation workers jumped into action after seeing a mother and four kids trying to escape a house fire. the workers immediately called 911 after seeing the flames and told the kids on the roof to jump. >> we yelled at them, we were screaming, jump, jump, jump into my arms. i grabbed the feet and he caught the bodies as they were coming down. once the first one came down, they came down one after the other. >> the two by thes consider their heroics quote all part of life. i'm good about wash
arrive in syria. these are monitors from the arab league who are now being urged to go to a city where there are new reports of a bloody government crackdown on civilians, at least 20 people killed. the nation's capital, ca maas da damascus, is reeling from coordinated bomb blasts. coming up, we'll have a live report from the region. julie: well, you know the loose-knit group of hackers known as anonymous? they have allegedly lifted credit card numbers from a major security firm. the victim is a security think tank, stratfor. the hackers allegedly stole credit card information in a robin hood-inspired stunt, and they charged these people's credit cards and donated it to charity. the web site is currently displaying this "under maintenance" message. this firm has suspended its server and e-mail in response. we're going to have more on this developing story a little later, we'll be talking to an expert here on the show, so stay tuned to that. rick: all right, looking forward to that. a nuclear saudi arabia, one of its princes hinting that the kingdom may join the nuclear arms race, and b
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